Getting the start in center for Glendale on Wednesday night, only his 6th game of the Arizona Fall League, Stuart Fairchild took advantage of the playing time. The center fielder went 2-4 with a walk. One of his hits was a double that drove in a run. He would score later in that inning. He’s now hitting .304/.333/.435 with three doubles in his six games played.
Jose Garcia also started the game, getting the nod at shortstop. He went 1-3 with a walk, run scored, and he had a sacrifice fly for an RBI in the game. On the mound it was a mixed bag for the Reds prospects. Diomar Lopez allowed two runs in 0.2 innings with a walk and a strikeouts. Cory Thompson’s night went better. He threw 1.1 shutout innings, allowing just one hit in his outing.
Baseball America rounds out their Top 20 Prospect Lists
Baseball America wrapped up their League Top 20 Prospect Rankings this week with the Midwest League (subscription needed). The Cincinnati Reds affiliate in the league, the Dayton Dragons, were shut out of the list. The league is large – it has 16 teams in the league – but there were a few teams that didn’t show up on the list as multiple teams had multiple prospects. The top prospect that played with Dayton this year was Nick Lodolo. He would have easily made the list had he been in the league long enough to qualify, but he wasn’t. He wasn’t on any team long enough to make any of the lists this year.
Well, that is unless the list of guys who missed out on the lists because they didn’t qualify for any specific league this year. Josh Norris had a list, in no specific order, of 11 notable players who didn’t qualify anywhere but are highly regarded prospects. You’ll need a subscription to Baseball America to read the list and reports.